Attention all [tos]sers! Tonight is your night!
After four long years of gestating, the little [show] that could is proving its ongoing magnificent metamorphosis by opening this evening at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre. After having seen its last incarnation, I can tell you that [title of show] is a truly original, unique theatrical experience unlike any other.
But don't just take my word for it. Here's how the official [title of show] site describes the ever-evolving work:
You're reading the official blurb, or short summary, of [title of show]. Blurb. That's a funny word. We spent a lot of time on this blurb so please read the whole blurb. [title of show] is a musical about two nobodies named Hunter and Jeff who decide to write a completely original musical starring themselves and their attractive and talented ladyfriends, Susan and Heidi. Their musical, [title of show], gets into the New York Musical Theatre Festival, and becomes a hit. Then it gets an off-Broadway production at the Vineyard Theatre, and wins three Obie Awards! Then (drumroll if you've got a drum) it's announced that their musical is going to Broadway (hooray!) and people start seeing this blurb everywhere! They read that The New York Times called [title of show] "DELECTABLE ENTERTAINMENT! A postmodern homage to the grand tradition of backstage musicals like Babes in Arms, Kiss Me, Kate and A Chorus Line." Fully intrigued, those people snatch up tickets and help make Hunter and Jeff's life-long dream come true!Once again directed and choreographed by Michael Berresse, [title of show] stars co-creators Hunter Bell and Jeff Bowen as Hunter and Jeff, respectively. The duo are reteamed yet again with their original castmates Heidi Blickenstaff (as Heidi) and the handsome Susan Blackwell (as Susan).
How will this ultimate little show fare with the critics?
At this point, who cares?
The blogosphere has already been abounding with outright raves, including from Sarah B. at Adventures In The Endless Pursuit Of Entertainment (she's now seen the Broadway show twice and met The New York Times' Charles Isherwood, who will be providing the Grey Lady's official review tomorrow), Chris Caggiano at Everything I Know I Learned From Musicals and Gabriel at Modern Fabulousity.
(I'll be providing the critical response tomorrow anyway.)
This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).
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